The GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a method of partitioning disks. It features up to 128 partitions by default and it uses 64-bit pointers, which means it fully supports disks of up to 8ZiB, as opposed to the 2TiB limit of the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme. GPT is most often used ...

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Problem during Install

I currently have Windows 7 installed on my Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 laptop. I'm facing this issue while trying to install Ubuntu: I click on Yes, I click No... and nothing happens. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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Ubuntu USB won't boot - “Missing Operating system”

I have an ASUS G75VW with UFEI. Since I bought it, it has been a pain in the ass to get Ubuntu working beside Windows. I finally made it but this week I decided it was time for a new install and after ...
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Dual boot windows 8 (UEFI / GPT) with Ubuntu and boot-repair

I'm asking this question because it seems like every single answer is install Ubuntu breaking windows 8 -> boot from live cd -> run boot-repair -> done. What happens when boot repair won't work? I ...
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Dual boot on seperate hard drives - Windows 7 MBR and Ubuntu GPT

My question is simple. I currently have Windows 7 (64-bit) installed on a SSD MBR partition. I also have a 3TB HDD that I am splitting between extra Win-7 storage and what will hopefully be an Ubuntu ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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fix the partition indexes OR fix ubuntu EFI

I have a GPT partition table. when i tried to repair the disk on my mac os x 10.9 it deleted the efi partition. I already created it manually but i have a problem: 1- the efi partition instead of ...
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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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Grub2 cannot detect Windows 8 [duplicate]

At installation it did not detect Windows. I mounted the Windows partition and have run os-prober with no results returning. I am able to boot Windows or Ubuntu by specifying the partition in UEFI ...
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Install grub2 on UEFI GPT,create /boot partition and transfer clonezilla image

I would like to do the following: Given: A Windows system on GPT and UEFI with unallocated space on which one wishes to deploy Ubuntu An ubuntu partition, and seperate partitions for /boot and swap ...
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How to create GPT partitioned bootable USB for uefi? I am on ubuntu and am trying to get back to windows

Basically I am trying to get back to windows so I can play league of legends on this pc. Any and all help is appreciated. I am not enjoying playing on ubuntu with playonlinux.
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Boot existing ubuntu installation on uefi, GPT BTRFS

I have looked through many of the questions, and haven't found anything that quite satisfies this problem. I have an ssd hard drive that is bootable from my old computer. It is a standard BIOS, ...
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Convert from EFI to BIOS boot

I have a Samsung Notebook NP900X4C with an LUKS encrypted installation of Linux Mint 15 on it. The system is booting in UEFI mode. The problem is that the samsung-notebook kernel module is disabled ...
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What went wrong with this partition mount?

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /run/media/Juno/Two: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/run/media/aunshi/Two"' exited ...
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Warning: The Partition is misaligned by XXX - Revisiting this question

I know this has been addressed, but I still have a question: I recently bought a WD 4TB Green hard drive to use as one of my data backups. I made a single partition using GUID instead of MBR. My GUI ...
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How to remove the limit of a maximum of 16 partions at installation of 12.04 on GPT layout HDD

When I partition the HDD with Gparted (from 12.04 installation media), it encounters an error when trying to format partition named sda16. The error message reads: mkdosfs: Device partition expected, ...
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partitions aren't shown during installation of ubuntu 13.04

I've bought a new laptop (dell inspiron 15 3521) with windows 8. Since I mainly use linux I removed the 7 partitions windows 8 apparently needed and made 4 partitions using a pmagic live usb (windows ...
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Manual Cloning of a mutli partition gpt disk to smaller target

Ok so I have a Asus Laptop that came with 2x 128 GB ssd and its setup as a raid 0 totaling 256 GB. The first 4 partitions are the important ones. I assembled the raid with mdadm and cloned the entire ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto a computer that already has Windows 7 Pro installed

System: ASUS P8H67-M Pro motherboard with latest BIOS update (AMI 3904, 4/27/2013); Intel Core i7-3770 CPU; Western Digital WD1001FALS-40U9B0 1 TB SATA fixed disk, where all Windows 7 related ...
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Ubuntu preseed partman gets partition type and size wrong

I want to write a partman recipe in my Ubuntu 12.04 server installer preseed file to partiton my disk. I want it to make the following partitions: BIOS boot area for supporting GPT type partition ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 -> Dell 14z 5423 AHCI / ISRT

I just bought a Dell 14z 5423, which uses UEFI/GPT and Intel Smart Response on the Windows 8. I have been researching and studying how to use it as Dual boot. Thanks to this forum I was able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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Can't remove GPT table from hard drive

I have tried everything, but nothing works... Background: Started out with Windows 7, formated and installed Ubuntu and later installed Arch linux with a GPT partition table. Running following ...
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ZFS on >2TB disk in Ubuntu 12.04?

I just got a 4TB disk and I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/08/2tb-gtp-parted/ says you need to partition your disk with GPT if you want to use >2TB (and that you can do this ...
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Ubuntu is installed in UEFI mode even after selecting Legacy mode in BIOS

I installed ubuntu on my dell inspiron 14z, currently only in my HDD. Before installing that, I switched to AHCI, turned off Intel rapid storage technology, turned off secure boot. Then while making ...
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Errors with GPT and installing Ubuntu alongside Windows7

I have a brand new Dell laptop with a 512e hard drive using GPT. Ubuntu 12.04 in Live CD mode does not recognize the presence of Windows 7 or any partition for that matter: it shows a completely blank ...
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How to do a clean install of ubuntu on a GPT disk while keeping the partition table?

Is there anyway to do it? I tried first using gdisk on my old partition table (mbr) then using liveCD to do a clean (and encrypted) installation. After that I ended up with a MBR again. I don't mind ...
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EFI Partition vs /boot in UEFI System

I have a HDD Momentus Thin (500GB) + mSATA Samsung (32GB) and I intend to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a UEFI - GPT - Secure Boot - Linux only System. I'll set the "/" (root partition) to use the whole ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows8 - cannot see partition system

I got quite a problem for some time that prevents me from installing Ubuntu (finally). I got an ASUS laptop bought in late 2012, that came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I upgraded it to Windows 8 (due ...
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Ubuntu will not boot

I had Ubuntu running on an acer easyStore box. When the power supply got too loud, I decided to move the harddrive to a desktop box. However, when I tried to boot up, the screen tells me to pick a cd ...
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Copy a “bad” GPT partition table to another drive

I'm trying to copy a GPT partition table. To make a long story short, I had a RAID5 on 4 drives (Intel Matrix Storage Manager, not Linux software RAID). What I have now is: 1 empty drive 2 drives ...
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grub error: out of disk when booting 12.04 server with hardware RAID5 and gpt

I'm trying to do a new install of 12.04 server on one node of a Dell PowerEdge C6145 with the following spec: 48 cores 512GB RAM LSI MegaRAID 9265 controller 4x2TB disks, configured with RAID5 giving ...
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Problems with partitioning on GUID Partition Table

I installed Xubuntu on my new Lenovo G580 notebook. When I tried to partition the HDD and it kept making extra 1 MB partitions at the beginning and the end and they looked like unformatted free space. ...
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Installing ubuntu on uefi enabled PC

Wait. this is not just another question on running ubuntu alongside windows 8! I have asus n56VJ notebook that comes preinstalled with windows 8. My final aim is to have ubuntu with windows 8,which ...
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I want to get rid of Ubuntu and boot my Windows 8 partition

I've installed Ubuntu many times but since I purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y580) I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 on it. So, without knowing what was UEFI nor GPT I installed it and everything was ...
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Plans to automatically support existing GPT partitions during installation?

I have a desktop with a 2TB HD (Used for data) and a 120GB SSD currently used for Windows. The drives use GPT partition tables. I wanted to install Ubuntu side by side with Windows but had a LOT of ...
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Backup recovery partition of windows 8 in GPT

My friend have acer Laptop which had windows 8 pre installed and a recovery partition(SDA 7). He want to use only windows 8 but wants to make a backup of his recovery partition(sda 7) since "recovery ...
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GPT partition table warning message during install of ubuntu

/dev/sda contains GPT signatures indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it has a fake msdos partition table as it should. Perhaps it was corrupted? Is this a GPT partition table? So, that's the ...
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GPT table error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64b on dual-boot with preinstalled W8. I already burnt a bootable USB with ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64 and configured my BIOS (EFI, secure boot disabled) to boot ...
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How to install linux on a computer with GPT?

I recently installed Windows 7 on a computer. Left a partition to install linux. Today when I tried to install linux, the installer (of two distros that I tried) failed to recognise the already ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID

[SOLVED] Thanks everybody, the MBR schema now is restored via TestDisk, and thanks to the author for this piece of software. I wanted to format only my Data (NTFS) partition for a fresh start. But I ...
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If I need to Erase GPT data after doing a fixpart, will it also erase all my files on that drive?

Ubuntu 12.04 installer is not recognizing my partition, so I searched for that problem here and found the solution in this link: Ubuntu installation does not recognize drive partinioning So my ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on windows 8 machine/ error no5

Installing crashes halfway through "Copying Files," showing an I/O device error error number 5. There was problem in beginning of installation too--Ubuntu was not detecting the installed Windows 8 ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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How do I create a multiboot environment using LVM for your *buntu operating systems on a GPT formatted system drive, in a UEFI based system?

My reason for using LVM is that I reinstall, upgrade and generally mess around with my OS installs so much that I have found that LVM gives me fantastic flexibility in moving, expanding, cloning and ...
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Create a GPT on a new volume during installation

I'd like to install Ubuntu Precise (current LTS) on a drive, and I'd like to discard the current partitioning and instead create a new GPT on that drive. The ubuntu installer allows me to partition ...
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Dual boot 10.04 and Windows 7

Before downvote, please this is not a duplicate I read the related questions and couldn't solve my problem. I bought a new laptop that originally had Win8 installed, I formatted it, installed Windows ...